state

Technology

The State of Fashion: Technology — Download the Special Edition

Technology has already revolutionised the way that global fashion companies do business. The Covid-19 pandemic further cemented the pivotal role technology plays in the industry, accelerating e-commerce adoption among consumers and further embedding digital tools in day-to-day workflows and decision making. Though the focal point to date has largely been on customer-facing technologies, brands now […]

Read More
Technology

State of Fashion Technology Report 2022

In 2021, fashion companies invested between 1.6 and 1.8 percent of their revenues in technology. By 2030, that figure is expected to rise to between 3.0 and 3.5 percent. Behind the predicted increase is a conviction among many that technology could create a competitive edge—in customer-facing activities, where companies have […]

Read More
Internet

January/February 2022 – The State and Future of LEO Satellite Internet Connectivity in Africa

The internet has become an indispensable catalyst for societal development in world economies. With massive internet adoption, countries have shifted towards a new economy where innovation underpins the growth of technology-based companies. However, as of early 2021, 46.7 percent of the world population was still offline. Surprisingly, only 11 percent of the total offline population […]

Read More
Business Tech

Call to end South Africa’s state of disaster this week

The opposition Democratic Alliance has called on the government to allow the national state of disaster to lapse on Saturday (15 January) instead of renewing it for a further month. DA leader John Steenhuisen said the regulations are no longer necessary for managing the virus but cause undue harm by undermining the country’s social, economic […]

Read More
Business Tech

State collapse and other risks threatening South Africa over the next two years: WEF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its global risks report, detailing some of the key risks facing South Africa over the coming years. The forum said that Covid-19 and its economic and societal consequences continue to pose a critical threat to the world at the start of 2022. “Vaccine inequality and a resultant uneven […]

Read More
Internet

State unveils Alabama Broadband Map, Alabama Connectivity Plan to expand high-speed internet services

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) this week released the long-awaited Alabama Broadband Map outlining a comprehensive layout of the state’s high-speed internet needs. ADECA also released the Alabama Connectivity Plan detailing the state’s recommended roadmap to expand broadband services to underserved areas. The Alabama Digital Expansion Authority (ADEA) last month held […]

Read More
Business Tech

It’s time to end South Africa’s state of disaster: premier

Western Cape premier Alan Winde says that the national government’s move to end the curfew should go a step further and put an end to the national state of disaster altogether. Winde said that the end of the curfew was a critical move to help ensure that businesses – particularly the tourism industry – could […]

Read More
Business Tech

IEDC zooms to Vegas to promote state tech sector

TUM Autonomous Motorsport—from the Technical University of Munich, Germany—won the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oct. 23 (Photo courtesy of Energy Systems Network) The Indy Autonomous Challenge will be part of the splashy CES trade show Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, where Hoosier business leaders plan to use the racing event […]

Read More